Metroid Prime on Nintendo Switch: Release date update as Samus Returns gets Amiibo boost | Gaming | Entertainment

For anyone who is a Metroid fan, the next 12 months look set to be interesting.

Not only will more information on the Metroid Prime Nintendo Switch title be released, but another game for 3DS is also in the works.

Metroid: Samus Returns is being launched in September this year and will allow fans to get warmed up for whatever is set to follow.

“Brave the hostile terrain of an alien planet teeming with vicious life forms as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in this masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy adventure,” the official Nintendo description teases.

“Samus Aran’s arsenal has been enhanced with new moves and abilities that are sure to help her face the deadly surprises that await. 

“This intense, side-scrolling action platformer is a great entry point into the Metroid franchise and perfect for returning fans as well, and it’s available only on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.”

And more information has also been released, concerning how Amiibos will work with the new title.

Two new figurines will be available to buy, unlocking exclusive content in-game.

Nintendo have also revealed that these new unlockables can only be unlocked using an amiibo, 

The Samus Aran amiibo adds an extra energy tank, as well as Metroid 2 art. The other “squidgy” Metroid amiibo will reveal locations of nearby Metroids on the map, as well as a new difficulty mode, “Fusion”, after completing the game.

Nintendo, meanwhile, have given another update on the Metroid Prime 4 release date.

In their latest earnings report, Nintendo have outlined when a number of big name games will be released.

Kirby and Yoshi for the Nintendo Switch will all be out next year.

While the upcoming Pokemon game for the Switch could also arrive as early as next year.

It’s listed as having a release date in “2018 or later”.

However, Metroid Prime 4 no longer has this timeframe for a release.

Instead, the Metroid Prime 4 release date is simply listed as TBA.

Metroid Prime 4 was one of the surprise announcements during this E3, with Samus Aran heading to the Nintendo Switch for the first time.

At E3 only the logo for the game was unveiled, suggesting that the latest title in the Prime series was early in development.

However, soon after that fans were left hoping that Metroid Prime 4 could be arriving as early as next year.

Charlie Scibetta – Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Nintendo of America said: “We’ve announced a nice lineup through…

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